i get one beep followed by 2 shorter ones but no output to the monitor.
the monitor works i know that.
I've tried every combination of the RAM in every slot AND some slower DDR2 ram reseting the CMOS with each try, but still the same problem.
Ive tried reseating the graphics card too.
Im about to RMA the DS3 but they are gonna charge me if its not faulty!
1 long and 2 short beeps is a monitor or display card error. I take it you have powered the card with a seperate connector and double checked (as i know how utterly tough some pci-e slots can be) that it's seated correctly and is flush with the edge of the port i.e inserted all the way in 100%
i have this board but don't remember installing a speaker or see one of the board? did i miss the speaker that should have come with my board? or are you guys hooking up the pc speaker in your case? my antec 900 does not come with one.
Error beeps can only be heard if you connected the case speaker...and thats also if your case came with one! The motherboard has two pins that it should be connected to.
If your case didnt come with a speaker I'd have to recommend you get one from somewhere and try to attach it somehow....otherwise you'll not be aware of system errors such as the OP's. Any small tweeter of 8ohm is about right.
Yeah thats right, I have the same mobo ( S3 version as opposed to DS3 ) and don't have bios beeps because my Thermaltake Tsunami didn't come with a speaker.
I had the same problem with my board not posting from cold boot sometimes, The way i solved it was by removing the GFX card and PCI devices, in this case just a TV card, then clearing CMOS and replacing the GFX and PCI cards.
All in all I've had a problem where the S3 wouldnt post on about 5 seperate occasions, and each time I've had to clear CMOS. The only difference between the S3 and DS3 is the lan controller and the use of solid capacitors on the DS3. If you do manage to boot into windows then use the BIOS flash program on the mainboard CD, Qflash i think its called to update to a fresher BIOS.
Additionally, my board has BIOS f3, and i think the current release is f6 or f8. So that could be you problem. Good luck gettin sorted m8.